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Careers at NAHB

Contact: Janel Glaspie
jglaspie@nahb.org
(202) 266-8014

As one of the most influential trade associations in the Washington, D.C. area, NAHB is an exciting and rewarding place to work. Our people help serve, promote and support the home building industry through aggressive legislative action, policy development, legal services, economic forecasting and analysis, education and more.

At NAHB, we know that our people are our most valuable resource. We go to great lengths to attract and retain proven professionals, and to develop quality leadership for our future. NAHB proudly supports its staff through:

  • Competitive benefits
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Promoting from within
  • Recognizing organizational commitment and tenure
  • Rewarding excellence

If you want to contribute to every American’s dream of homeownership, and you thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment, check our employment opportunities below to see if there is a position that matches your skills and experience.

If you are interested in career opportunities with NAHB’s affiliates and subsidiaries, visit HBI and the Home Innovation Research Labs for further details. NAHB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Opportunities at NAHB

Application Analyst/Developer

Group: Information Technology

NAHB is seeking an experienced Application Analyst/Developer who will contribute to a wide range of NAHB projects and products either independently or part of a team. The Application Analyst/Developer may lead efforts to sustain and improve NAHB business systems. This may involve managing vendors or external consultants in the development and implementation of COTS or custom applications that meet NAHB's requirements. The position will provide back-end support to NAHB's external web sites and the efforts of NAHB's Online and Application Services team in the areas of but not limited to e-commerce and data integration. Will also provide support to staff for all systems developed or development managed by the Application Services team.

Minimum of three years professional windows/web development experience including a solid coding background in a multi-browser environment and an orientation towards development rather than GUI design. Ability to communicate technical issues to a non-technical audience. Knowledge of e-commerce technologies. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services. Platforms: Windows Server, SQL Server and Internet Information Service (IIS).

Candidate must be a motivated individual, team player and have the experience and proficiency with all aspects of application analysis and development. Demonstrated ability to work with vendors, consultants, and other technical resources is a must. A Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, information technology or equivalent in experience and related technical education. 

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

 
Content Manager, Member Services and Education

Group: Member Services and Education

NAHB is seeking a content manager to provide communications planning, editorial and writing support for special interest groups and affiliated associations. The manager will be responsible for raising awareness of NAHB membership programs within NAHB, the building industry and the consumer marketplace through a combination of communications, public relations, media relations and marketing efforts. Responsibilities also include working directly with members through subcommittee support to develop and execute communication strategies.

Qualified candidates will be organized and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer and editor, and will be a creative and analytical thinker. Candidates should be proficient in social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), management tools (HootSuite), email automation tools (MagnetMail), and have familiarity with online communications channels and website content management systems. Candidates should also be confident social media community managers, able to facilitate discussion and respond to queries on digital forums to help further communications goals.

A minimum of three years of experience in communications, writing, editing and public relations experience, including working with the media, writing and editing for a variety of publications, and managing the design and production process is required. A background in developing content for websites and other online communication tools is also essential. Candidates should also have a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or related field (or an equivalent combination of training and experience).

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Director, Membership Growth and Development

Group: Member Services & Education

NAHB seeks a Director of Membership Growth and Development to help build a culture of membership throughout the organization. The director is a thought leader, bridging the gap between membership theory and practice, and works to drive membership growth at affiliated associations through training, programming and hands on support.

The director works to identify and deliver innovative programs, initiatives, and products to support membership growth by local and state associations. The position develops enhancements, updates and replacements to existing programs to ensure offerings remain timely and relevant and gathers feedback on current programs to better determine the needs and wants of the local associations.

Key duties include:

  • Develop strategies to engage member staff and key members to ensure membership tools are effective and meet customer needs.
  • Meet routinely with stakeholders to inform and generate consensus.
  • Identify opportunities for enhanced or new membership services to support local and state efforts to recruit and retain members.
  • Develop, test, and activate services and tools to assist in membership recruitment and retention efforts.
  • Develop national learning labs, town halls and sessions working with other staff and member leaders.
  • Manage national membership drive campaigns including adoption, resource development and support.
  • Work in partnership with Marketing and the Content and Communications teams to develop and implement a communication and promotion plan designed to increase awareness, adoption and support of membership priorities and Membership Growth and Development programs.

Qualified candidates should have a minimum of five years of experience in designing and promoting membership programs and resources. Additional qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated experience working with volunteers and committees, or related chapter relations/field support experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong editorial skills.
  • Demonstrated marketing and systems development skills.
  • Ability to be a consensus builder, while working with a wide variety of people.
  • Experience leading collective groups of volunteers in exploring and recommending future practices and innovations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Windows computing environment and Microsoft Office products.
  • General familiarity with web site development/management and writing content for online communications.
  • Experience leading project teams, group facilitation and public speaking.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Facilitator, 20 Clubs

Group: Member Services & Education

NAHB offers its members a unique networking opportunity, called the 20 Clubs, through which they can determine and implement best management practices, systems and solutions to run their businesses more effectively and profitably. The facilitator is responsible for working in collaboration with in-house meeting planners and builder members to ensure appropriate on-site meeting logistics, a meaningful agenda, and a smooth event. They travel to approximately 20 meetings annually to lead the club meetings according to plans, serve as a resource to club members onsite and as a liaison with hotel, restaurants, transportation services, and speakers. Follow-through includes the development of meeting minutes, notes and various management reports.

This position requires a special individual with high-level customer service skills as well as the ability to manage committee meetings, maintain quality standards while meeting deadlines under a heavy workload, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Facilitators will experience extended travel times out of the office and have the demonstrated ability to work well remotely on the road. Facilitators must quickly become well versed in the services and programs offered by the association and be able to effectively communicate program-wide messages and policies to members. Must have knowledge of, or the ability to learn, the basic principles of organization, good management practices, and systems. Knowledge of home design, building, marketing and meeting planning is highly desired.

Qualified candidates must have four years of experience in a member service or committee management capacity for an association. Proficiency in Excel, Outlook, and MS Word are critical. Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, association management, or related field or equivalent combination of training, experience and skills, is desired.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager, Event and Digital Marketing

Group: Marketing and Business Development

NAHB is seeking an Event and Digital Marketing Manager who will work with the Director of Marketing. Responsibilities will include developing and implementing marketing plans for a major trade show and other company events. Will serve as the lead in using digital retargeting platforms to market events, products and services. Creates print, email, social messaging and online content.

Ideal candidate will be a strong communicator that can lead projects and manage stakeholder participation, while still remaining flexible and responsive to changing needs and priorities. Must have excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills; current knowledge and application of MS Office, spreadsheet and database software; project and traffic management skills; presentation skills; and the talent to create, develop and maintain relationships with a wide variety of individuals. Ability to use Adobe Creative Suite, experience with Google Analytics and/or Spanish language fluency considered a plus.

A minimum of three years of experience in marketing and a solid understanding of all major social media platforms, preferably in product, event and/or tradeshow marketing. A Bachelor’s degree in business, public relations, marketing, advertising or equivalent in education and experience. Association experience, with knowledge of trade association membership, is preferred.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Membership Field Specialist

Group: Member Services & Education

NAHB is seeking a membership specialist to support affiliated home building associations. The membership specialist will help build stronger local and state associations by providing them with onsite assistance and resources focused on recruiting, onboarding, and retaining new members. The membership specialist will represent the national association and must be able to generally maintain a moderate to heavy travel schedule. This position can be located remotely, or in the corporate office in downtown Washington D.C.

Key duties include:

  • Plan and execute sponsored membership programs.
  • Serve as the point person for supported membership drive training for state and local associations.
  • Travel to affiliated associations around the country to provide direct support to Executive Officers and Membership staff, including large member recruitment events, new member on-boarding and member appreciation events.
  • Provide consultation and training to Executive Officers and their staff and introduce them to the applicable membership resources suited to their unique needs.
  • Work with Membership Growth and Development staff to build tools and resources to assist local associations to more effectively manage and expand their membership efforts.
  • Conduct on-site programs for the staff and member leaders at affiliated home building associations aimed at strengthening the local association and attend local association meetings as requested to provide specialty programs to address specific their needs.

Qualified candidates should have a minimum of three years leadership experience in association management, chapter relations or related area; experience coaching/training within volunteer organizations and with boards of directors. Other qualifications include:

  • Excellent relationship building and customer service skills to understand customer needs and develop a partnership of mutual respect and trust.
  • Ability to uncover and assist with unstated needs and connect them with staff and resources as needed.
  • Superior written and interpersonal communication skills with a familiarity and comfort in public speaking.
  • Speak and write clearly, concisely, and persuasively and listen actively to customers.
  • Ability to synthesize a large amount of information given the complexity of issues and the diversity of resources offered throughout the organization.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines with consistent follow-through.
  • Independent, disciplined and self-motivated with availability to travel extensively (generally expected to be on the road at least 50%-75% of the year including overnights and occasional weekends).
  • Competent with technology including an understanding of app and social media integration in a professional environment, Microsoft Office, CRM, Smartsheet and various means of mobile connectivity.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Manager, Energy and Green Construction Code and Standards

Group: Regulatory Affairs

NAHB is seeking a building industry professional with interest and experience in residential energy efficiency and green construction to join NAHB’s building codes and standards advocacy team. This position offers a unique opportunity to work at the nexus of building science, advocacy, and policy across a wide range of industry forums and engage with a broad spectrum of industry stakeholders at the national level. The primary focus of this position is to provide energy efficiency solutions, green construction practices, and sustainability for single-family and multifamily buildings that advance public health safety and welfare while maintaining affordability.

This individual will represent NAHB at various codes and standards development committee meetings. They will also be responsible for developing proposed changes to energy efficiency and green building codes and prepare rigorous comments to support NAHB policy and testify on behalf of the association. They will also work on longer-term initiatives to develop tools and information supporting NAHB code advocacy efforts.

This position is also responsible for assisting NAHB members, committees, and staff with technical issues related to residential construction methods and practices. Other responsibilities include preparing and/or presenting articles, status updates, webinars and other related materials.

Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to evaluate complex technical issues and effectively articulate NAHB’s position in committee and hearing environments. Additionally, the candidate must be able to develop and maintain professional relationships and work positively with relevant stakeholders, committees, groups, voting members, and other industry professionals.

Applicants must be able to review and understand legislative and regulatory information related to building codes and material/design standards and offer solutions.The position requires good organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with others in addition to possessing intermediate-level computer skills including Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.

We are looking for individuals with a minimum of 3 years of experience related to energy efficiency, green building and/or construction. Experience with building codes and standards development, code enforcement, above-code energy or green programs, energy simulations and/or construction costs are preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, material science, or architecture, or equivalent in education and experience, is required.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Program Manager, Labor and Immigration

Group: Regulatory Affairs

NAHB is seeking a building industry professional with interest and experience in labor and immigration to join NAHB’s regulatory affairs team. This position offers a unique opportunity to implement NAHB’s regulatory policy program concerning workforce and labor issues, such as employment status, wage and hour, immigration and workers compensation at the federal, state and local levels by providing critical analysis of law and regulation; advocating for NAHB’s policy positions, and providing technical assistance to members and home builder associations. 

This individual will analyze regulation and legislation on assigned labor issues to assess their impact on the home building industry. 

This position is also responsible for managing technical assistance programs for state and local affiliates and members on key labor issues including, but not limited to, federal and state policies concerning employment status, wage and hour requirements, immigration, and workers compensation.

Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to evaluate complex technical issues and effectively articulate NAHB’s position in committee and hearing environments. Additionally, the candidate must be able to develop and maintain professional relationships and work positively with relevant stakeholders, committees, groups, voting members, and other industry professionals.


Applicants must have a working knowledge of the construction industry and technical expertise in Fair Labor Standards Act, Davis-Bacon Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and applicable labor regulations.  Knowledge of workers’ compensation insurance, immigration and/or labor law is preferred. Strong analytical, writing, organizational and interpersonal communication skills essential. Ability to balance heavy workloads and multiple projects, deadlines and priorities is critical for success.


We are looking for individuals with a minimum of three years of labor policy experience in a federal, state or local regulatory agency or equivalent private sector experience. Project management or program oversight experience is also desirable.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Systems Engineer

Group: Information Technology

NAHB is seeking an experienced System Engineer who will be responsible for the daily operations, support and development of an enterprise network. The candidate will support the administration of a virtualized environment, manage and monitor all systems and infrastructure for uptime, install and configure operating systems and applications, maintain system backups and participate in other network maintenance activities being conducted by the Network Services Team.

This position will also partake in the administration of our remote access environment using Citrix virtual apps/desktop services and manage the Active Directory infrastructure. The selected candidate will provide as an escalation point to IT Helpdesk and be part of a team providing the highest level of technical support to staff and executives.

A minimum of five years of experience providing high end network and user support in an enterprise environment is required. Experience with Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Cloud, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and newer, Active Directory, Exchange Server 2016 or newer, Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Office applications is required.

An ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of IPv4, SAN (Fiber Channel and iSCSI) technologies, VLANs and inter-VLAN routing. Basic Cisco switching and routing configuration, VMware vSphere administration and configuration, Veeam Backup & Replication administration and hands on knowledge with HPE server hardware is also preferred.

Candidate must be a motivated individual, team player and have the experience and proficiency with all aspects of network design, implementation and administration. Demonstrated ability to work with vendors, consultants, and other technical resources is a must. A four-year college degree in an IT related field is required.

To apply, please complete and submit this application.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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